Suspension continues for Bowie State marching band in wake of hazing allegations

The Bowie State University marching band Symphony of Soul will not perform at a football championship game this weekend, the university announced, while school officials investigate allegations of hazing. The public university in Maryland and Fayetteville State University play for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football title Saturday in Salem, Va. University officials notified the campus Wednesday evening: “Over the past several days, the university has worked to investigate initial allegations of hazing within the Symphony of Soul and the entire university band program. (Wash. Post)

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November 7 // Incumbents ousted in Anne Arundel's first school board race

Candace Antwine, Melissa Ellis, Dana Schallheim and Michelle Corkadel won their districts in Anne Arundel County’s first school board race. The historic election represents the county’s transition to an entirely elected school board. “I am very humbled and honored by the votes I received and I’m looking forward to representing every resident in District 7 on the Board of Education,” Corkdel said. “We’re going to have some new faces. I’m excited.” (Capital)

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Baltimore County voters elect school board members for first time

Baltimore County voters on Tuesday elected their first school board members in seven County Council districts, a change that advocates hope will make the board more accountable to the community. Three of the current 12 board members — Julie Henn, Kathleen Causey and student Haleemat Adekoya, a senior at Milford Mill Academy — will continue on the board. The election guaranteed that at least two members of the board will be minorities. (Balt. Sun)

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Frank, Foote, Farrell, Bohn win Allegany Board of Education seats

Incumbent Wayne Foote, Bob Farrell and David Bohn, who were part of three-man united campaign, will take three of the four open seats on the Allegany Board of Education and will be joined by Debra Frank. Frank was the highest vote-getter with 9,203 votes followed by Foote with 8,849 votes, Farrell, 8,441 and Bohn, 7,931, according to complete but unofficial results. (Times-News)

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Patricia Dorsey, Tara Battaglia, Ken Kiler take Carroll County school board seats, oust current Board of Education president Bob Lord

Patricia Dorsey, Tara Battaglia and Kenneth Kiler won the three seats on the Carroll County Board of Education, ousting incumbent and current school board President Bob Lord. Dorsey, a retired elementary school principal, came out on top with 33,761 total votes, followed by Battaglia, a parent and community activist, with 24,833 votes and then Kiler, an executive at a construction company and founder of the Manchester Wrestling program with 24,237 votes. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Garrett school board member defeated

The Garrett County Board of Education will have a slightly different makeup next year after Rodney Glotfelty defeated incumbent Nathan Sorber on Tuesday, according to complete but unofficial election returns. Glotfelty won the District 2 seat with 6,794 votes to Sorber’s 2,006. Incumbent Monica L. Rinker will retain her District 3 seat and Matthew Paugh, who ran unopposed, will keep his seat in District 1. (Times-News)

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Four newcomers join the ranks of the Howard County school board

Two front-runners from the June primary were among the winners for four open seats on the eight-member Howard County Board of Education, according to unofficial results from the State Board of Elections as of 11 p.m. Tuesday night. Vicky Cutroneo, Chao Wu, front-runners in the primary, as well as Jen Mallo and Sabina Taj took the seats with all 118 precincts reporting unofficially. (Ho. Co. Times)

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Three current Board of Education members headed toward victory

For Washington County Board of Education, voters supported incumbents Jacqueline Fischer, Mike Guessford and Linda Murray in their bid to retain their seats. Five candidates vied for three open seats in the nonpartisan BOE race — three incumbents and one challenger, John Krowka. Another challenger, Paul Toothman, filed to run as a write-in candidate. According to complete but unofficial results, the leading three candidates in the nonpartisan race were Murray with 26,047 votes, Guessford with 23,458 votes and Fischer with 22,107 votes, with 54 of 54 precincts, including early voting, reporting. (Herald-Mail)

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